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Blog Post: February 17, 2011
The Baykeeper boat braved the elements to take a trip on the Bay today, giving local officials and reporters a view of King Tides in the Bay. The high tide today was almost a foot higher than usual, providing a preview of the potential impacts of sea level rise in the Bay. (Read more about King...
BK In The News: February 17, 2011
King Tides provides a preview of the potential impacts of sea level rise in San Francisco Bay.
BK In The News: February 17, 2011
Take naturally-occurring extremely high tides, and add to them high winds and torrential rain, and you get some pretty big seas. KQED joins Baykeeper on the boat during King Tide.
BK In The News: February 17, 2011
A winter storm in the Bay Area Thursday coincided with a king tide, which pushed water levels along San Francisco Bay shorelines more than 6 feet above normal levels.
BK In The News: February 17, 2011
The highest tides of the year sent waves crashing over the Embarcadero in San Francisco Thursday, and environmentalists say that could be a daily occurrence in the future.
Blog Post: February 17, 2011
Baykeeper is joining environmental and conservation groups in supporting California Assembly Bill 376, which would prohibit the possession, sale, trade and distribution of shark fins in the state. Every year, tens of millions of sharks are killed for their fins, often for use in shark fin soup....
BK In The News: February 16, 2011
The captain of a sinking barge used some quick thinking to avoid what could have been an environmental mess. The barge was intentionally beached near the St. Francis Yacht Club after it started taking on water and of the 3,800 gallons of oil on the barge, only one gallon was spilled into the Bay.
Blog Post: February 16, 2011
Feb 16 Update: The barge has been safely moved from where it ran aground yesterday off Marina Green. Check out yesterday's news coverage of Baykeeper on the scene: Update: The sheen on the water around the barge is reportedly a small amount of engine oil, and the barge's fuel tanks were not...
Press Release: February 15, 2011
This week some of the year’s highest tides will breach California’s coastal and bay shorelines, providing a glimpse of what the state can expect as sea level rises due to climate change. Baykeeper is helping to document the impacts of these so-called King Tides, which will occur from February 16...
Featured Stories: February 14, 2011
A year ago, Baykeeper successfully settled our lawsuit to force the federal government to clean up the toxic Ghost Fleet of Suisun Bay. Work to remove the fleet has been steadily progressing since then, with 14 of the ships having been removed to date. Forty-three vessels currently remain in the...